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This past Sunday was National Grammar Day and we didn’t want it to pass completely unnoticed. If you threw a party to celebrate this day, you will probably find my blog a disappointment. As I am writing this blog I am extremely aware (even more than usual) that I do not want to make any grammar mistakes. Read More
Calling all Rubik’s Cube fans! Come one, come all for the very first Brain Cube – a game not of color-coordination but of sensory perception. This Cube will work your somatosensory system as you arrange the gyri (ridges) and sulci (grooves) toward a perfectly ridged brain. It may sound like a daunting task considering there are upwards of fourty-three quintillion arrangements of the tradition 3x3x3 cube but realize that you will be exposing your brain to new ways of recognizing patterns and tactile perception. Read More
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction is probably the most popular Marbles product that involves the wonderfully mentally stimulating act of creation. Within its pages building enthusiasts of all ages will find fun and fascinating medieval weapons such as crossbows, catapults and trebuchets that can be constructed with ordinary household supplies. However, the important cognitive experience that this book provides that can’t be found in a Nanoblocks box or a Lego set is the vital act of improvisation. Read More
Every year I make the mad dash to see as many Oscar nominated films as I can. I love all of the excitement leading up to the big night. January and February are filled with a glut of amazing performances to watch. Like many people, I pick my favorites, but also try to predict the Academy’s choices. The 84th Academy Awards will air tonight, so we thought we would celebrate with some Oscar trivia. See how many you can answer without looking them up online! Read More